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Cross the Euro Canal - SUP Crossing - 15 Οκτωβρίου 2017

The most impressive SUP race in Greece, the Corinth Canal SUP Crossing, is being organized for 7 years in a row and is the event no one should miss.

The Race is spectacular, not only for the high competition level, but also for the feelings while paddling inside the historic canal, the bigger Canal of Europe, along the 80m high impressive walls. The international SUP community is talking about the “World’s Straightest SUP Race” and many foreign SUPers travel each year to our country, in order to participate in this awesome event.

The aim of the event is to attract Greek as well as International participants in order to be established as an International Athletic Event while, at the same time, highlight the value of one of the most important constructions of modern Greece (the Corinth Canal). Furthermore, the event will ensure the area’s rich cultural and historical heritage will be promoted internationally.


The participants will paddle the 6.343 meters along the Corinth Canal.

The Canal is one of the most important constructions of modern Greece and has heavily influenced the Mediterranean commerce, standing as an inspirational idea, although it was completed…25 centuries after its original conception.

“Afinios Corinth” was one of the most important cities of both ancient and modern Greece. Its geographical location helped it become a great Maritime, Commercial and Cultural Center.

The Canal’s total length is 6,343 meters, 540 meters of which are occupied by the Isthmian and Posidonia outer harbors.

The Canal’s maximum width is 24,60 meters (sea level) and 21 meters deep. Its depth is 8 meters and the maximum high of the impressive walls on both sides of the canal is 80 meters.

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The starting and ending points of the contest will be announced five (5) days before the starting date and all participants will be informed through the event’s website and via e-mail by the Organizing Committee.

This is due to the existing currents (2 1/2 – 3 knots) along the Canal, which change direction every six (6) hours.

For the participants’ safety, the starting point will be on the canal side where sea currents flow beneficially.

The starting line will be in the sea, just before the one of the two (2) sinking bridges (either Isthmia or Posidonia) - depending on the currents flow – where the width of the channel is bigger. The end will be either on the beach or in the sea, depending on the weather conditions.

Ending time limit is set to two (2) hours. 

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The contest schedule on the event day is as follows:

Registration:  9:30 - 11:00
SUPers Meeting: 11:00 - 11:15
Start of the race: 11:30
Lunch: 14:00
Awards ceremony: 15:30
End of event: 16:30

Starting time of the contest may change due to canal currents.

We will keep you updated with constant announcements at the event’s website and social networks.

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Participants of the contest must:

  1. have accepted the fact that they paddle on their own responsibility and that the Organizer bears no responsibility for whatever may occur before, during and after the end of the contest

  2. reach the Secretariat area (to be specified by the organizing committee) at least an hour and a half (1.5) before the starting time. Identity demonstration is necessary

  3. wear the official race Lycra, provided by the organizing committee and have their participation number indicated on it.

  4. not use prohibited substances

  5. follow the instructions of the Organizing Committee in case of abandonment (getting transferred to the finish point by boat provided by the Organizing Committee)

  6. board a boat provided by the Organizing Committee and get transferred to the finish point in case they exceed the maximum time limit of two (2) hours to reach the finish line

In case of any changes, we will keep you updated with constant announcements at the event’s website and social networks.



 Right to participate in the “SUP Contest – Crossing the Corinth, have all men, women or children that:

  • have completed and submitted the Participation Form
  • have send recent medical certificate to confirm the ability to practice Stand Up Paddle
  • have deposited the participation fee to the designated bank account no later than three (3) days after submission of the Participation Form
  • have read and accepted the terms of participation of the event

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14’0’’ - Men |  Master Men | Women | Young Men | Young Women

12’6’’ - Men | Master Men | Women| Young Men | Young women | Boys | Girls

FUN   - Men | Master Men | Women

TEAM XL - All together


14’0’’ Category: All Race-Touring boards, with length more than 12’6’’ and less or equal than 14’0’ 

12’6’’ Category: All Race-Touring boards, with length less or equal than 12’6’’

FUN Category: All Surf-Wave boards, with length less or equal than 12’0’’

Young Men & Young Women Category: Aged 13-18 (born between 2000-2004)

Boys & Girls Category: Aged less or equal to 12 (born after 2005)

Master Category: Aged 40+ (born before 1976)

Participants in Boys and Girls category should use a board up to 12’6’’.

Participants can register, if they wish so, in a more difficult category, than the one, they are listed, based on his age and his board. For example young men can register in men category, young women in women category, FUN in 12’6” or 14’0”, and 12’6” in 14’0”.

Each participant can register in just ONE Category.

Participants with boards over 14’0’’ are able to participate in the race, but their performance will be out of competition and will not count in the results.

Inflatable boards will be registered in the category they belong, according to its type and length. 

The first three contestants of each category will be awarded.

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Throughout the event, Medical Services, Rescue Teams and First Aid personnel will be present at the starting and finishing point of the area, in order to address any urgent medical or other sorts of incidents. An ambulance will be in readiness. Rescue boats will float during the race, as well as lifeguards will be ready to provide immediate assistance.


The race fee is 30€


  • Official event Lycra
  • Commemorative Diploma
  • Full health coverage
  • Lunch at the Participant’s buffet
  • Full organizing support of the participants
  • Celebration ceremony at finish area

Any further additions will be announced on the event’s website


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Take part as a volunteer in the “SUP Contest – Crossing the Corinth Canal CROSS THE EUROCANAL” and become a part of the feast!

Volunteers are one of the most integral parts of a sports event. They actively assist in the preparation and proper conduct of a contest.

Volunteering is a way of life which stems from the need of a person for solidarity and contribution.

Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt before the contest which they are required to wear during of the event.

All volunteers will provide their services during the event day.


For information contact: Manos Mavrommatis , tel. 0030 210 6856946 |

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Sponsors: NAISH   |  QUIKSILVER  |  NSP

Suporters: Red Paddle Greece

Under the auspices of : Α.Ε.DΙ.Κ. (Corinth Canal S.A.) | Loutraki-Perachora-Ag.Theodoroi Municipality | Association of Hellenic Olympic Winners 


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